Monday, March 14, 2011

after the shock



water tumbles stones,
shells, metal, glass -- sand glistens
a roar of silence







my heart and prayers to those in Japan -- and to those who love them.

through friday, for every comment i will contribute one dollar to relief efforts; another dollar for every tweet or blog or fb link. peace...

34 comments:

  1. I have no words for this catastrophe, but that it makes me feel so incredibly small. I am just in this saddened awe and I feel so much for all those people over there.

    Thank you, Linda.

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  2. A roar of silence. That line speaks volumes. My heart breaks for all the people suffering through this.

    You are a generous soul, Linda.

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  3. The destruction of property, the landscape and most importantly, the lives of all those unfortunate people is unimaginable to us.

    We can only wish in our hearts that they can heal in some way and contribute financially to help them recover. I don't know if anyone truly recovers from something like this, it must be so incredibly overwhelming...

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  4. great initiative, linda, i'm in. we're all quite shaken by the terrible news which just don't seem to get better... all: check out charity navigator at bottom of this page: kaffe in katmandu | http://bit.ly/dEDkgS

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  5. The scale of it never dulls, only becomes more overwhelming. Thank you for doing this.

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  6. You have such a good heart.

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  7. You are an amazing and generous spirit, Linda. The devastation is almost beyond imagining, and every little bit helps.
    ~jon

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  8. No science fiction, no dark fantasy, no horror story can match the terrible reality in Japan. Unbelievable. I hope you get lots of comments.

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  9. Oh, and by the way - I hope you don't mind me saying this, but be careful with your taking leave of Ben. Seeing the end of a deep project like this can hit you in ways you don't expect.

    Peace and love to you.

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  10. what a wonderful idea, i have tweeted it and will see about getting the word out

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  11. Thank you Linda. A beautiful and compassionate idea.
    Take care

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  12. Thank you for doing this. And your poem is achingly lovely.
    The 17th century Japanese poet Mashide, after losing his home to fire, wrote this haiku:
    “Since my house burned down/
    I now own a better view/
    of the rising moon."
    I hope there will be moments of beauty like that for the thousands who are suffering right now.

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  13. The best and wisest know not how soon

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  14. Your poem displays an elegance befitting the situation in Japan. Thank you for sharing the poem and helping their cause.

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  15. I have just tweeted a link to this post. Well done for helping the cause, as well as the poem.

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  16. You are loved so much because you love so much Linda.

    This...horror is so very overwhelming, I can't imagine being in Japan in the middle of it all. Thank you so much for your generous heart and soul.

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  17. A roar of silence says it all. I can't imagine what the Japanese people are going through right now. Unfortunately, they will still be dealing with the effects long after the rest of the world has moved on and shifted focus elsewhere.
    People like you, with your kind spirit and heart, help shine a light in their darkness. Thank you for that.

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  18. Comment For Japan!

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  19. Cathy Webster (Life on the Muskoka River Blog) Told me that if I didn't leave a comment she's beat me up.... she told me this was for a good cause and I agree... can't believe you have so few comments though. Hope more people get posting.

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  20. The nightly news showing pictures of such devastation in Japan hurts the heart.

    You are wonderful. Both as a writer and a member of humanity.

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  21. Thanks for doing this. It's the little things that can make a big difference.

    GP Ching

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  22. Sent over from the Pie to spend your money in this lovely way. I hope you go broke. :)

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  23. An amazing thing your doing here.

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  24. Very nice, and a lovely gesture. :)

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  25. Lovely poem.
    And an amazing thing you're doing there.

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  26. Thank you for your generosity and inspiration.

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  27. Cathy Webster mentioned your selfless pledge at Bye Bye, Pie.

    Thank you for your kindness.

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  28. "roar of silence" - quite a good close to the haiku, Linda.

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  29. Cathy Webster let us know of your kindness through Bye Bye Pie. Thanks for doing this. Letha

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  30. I'm an American expat living in Luxembourg. I regularly eat lunch at a place down the block from the Japanese embassy. Yesterday, my daughter and I stopped in there to sign their condolence book. It was very moving, very sad.

    I saw this on Bye Bye Pie, and am sharing a comment here. I have given money to the relief effort and am glad you are doing it, too. We all should help as we can.

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  31. I'm always late to the party. Hopefully, not too late.
    You are doing an amazing thing.
    Peace.

    my capcha is "lesson"

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  32. I want to thank each and every one of you for taking the time to comment. And a special thanks for tweeting and blogging about it. As of 10 pm est I have $76 raised from tweets, bloglinks, blogmentions, and fb comments. so THANK YOU!

    I will be bopping by to visit your spaces personally. Peace...

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